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Knoxville Teen In Custody After Social Posting

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities in Knoxville have taken a 15-year-old boy into custody, but have not filed charges after a Facebook posting about the Connecticut school shooting.

Knox County District Attorney Randy Nichols told The Knoxville News Sentinel he had not yet decided whether to charge the youth, whose posting included a picture of a victim of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the comment that "this could happen here."

Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said a woman in Connecticut who saw it online called the Knoxville Police Department on Sunday.

DeBusk said the teen was on probation for a previous violation and juvenile court officials ordered additional counseling for him after he was taken into custody.

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